Category Archives: Wine and other alcohol

Don’t burn your sausage

Chris Forrest, comedian, and celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood,  join forces to “scrumptiously blend comedy and cooking together in Don’t Burn Your Sausage.” This “ingenious live show is deliciously funny and rather ‘whisk-qué” and the pair show us how food and … Continue reading

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Cape Wine Auction raise funds for education

Press release below: The Cape Wine Auction Trust is set to hold its yearly beneficiary workshop on Friday, September 1, at The Retreat, Boschendal Estate with this year’s theme being “Impact through Collaboration”. The annual Cape Wine Auction (CWA), sponsored … Continue reading

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Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival

Press release below: Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival – learn about wine that goes well with food The Sommeliers Selection wine festival takes place at the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park Hotel on Thursday, September 28, from 17h00. Wine lovers will have … Continue reading

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Ashoka Restaurant

Ashoka Restaurant, named for one of India’s most successful and benevolent rulers, has opened in the Times Square Casino, Menlyn Main, Pretoria. I was present at a recent media dinner launch. The decor is attractive and modern and there is … Continue reading

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Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Landskroon Shiraz 2013

Cru is “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality”. It is a French wine term which is traditionally translated as “growth”, as it was originally the past participle of the verb “croitre”. At the recent Chef’s … Continue reading

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Giving Back Childhood

I fell in love with this book just from its cover – so much for not judging a book by its cover – but seriously, what’s not to love about a book in aid of funds for the Red CrossWar … Continue reading

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